Home » News » Lotus » Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition celebrates Hethel plant 50th anniversary
Lotus is celebrating 50 years since the birth of its Hethel factory, a place that becamed famous for producing light and very fast cars. To properly celebrate the anniversary, the British manufacturer is introducing a special edition of the Elise. 

Based on the Elise Cup 250 launched earlier this year, the new Lotus Elise 250 Special Edition offers a supercharged 243 hp engine, a 0-60mph time of 3.9 seconds, and a unique, hand-finished interior.

Tipping the scales at just 899 kg, through the utilisation of advanced materials including carbon fibre and aluminium, the Elise 250 Special Edition remains true to the company’s motto: ‘Light is Right’.

Powered by a supercharged, 1.8-litre 4-cylinder engine, the Elise 250 Special Edition boasts 243 hp at 7200 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 3500 rpm and 5500 rpm. This, along with the car’s 899 kg kerb weight, contributes to the 270 hp/tonne headline figure.

A selection of finished carbon-fibre components come as standard, including a front splitter, rear wing, tailgate and front access panel.

Draped in a composite body and finished in one of four of the firm’s favourite colours, the Elise 250 Special Edition is limited to just 50 examples.


Related Articles

Leave a Comment

Fields marked with * are required
Name *:
Email *:
Comment *:
Code *:
  CAPTCHA
  • Email
  • YouTube
  • RSS
  • Twitter
  • facebook
  • feedburner

Related Specs

  1. 2000 Lotus M250 Concept

    Engine: V6, Power: 186.4 kw / 250.0 bhp @ 0 rpmN/A
  2. 2002 Lotus Elise Type 72

    Engine: Aluminum Inline-4, Power: 89.5 kw / 120.0 bhp @ 5500 rpm, Torque: 168.12 nm / 124.0 ft lbs @ 3500-4500 rpm
  3. 1998 Emme Lotus 422T

    Engine: Esprit 910S Inline-4, Power: 196.9 kw / 264.0 bhp @ 6500 rpm, Torque: 354.0 nm / 261.1 ft lbs @ 3900 rpm
  4. 1963 Lotus 23B

    Engine: Inline-6, Power: 167.8 kw / 225.0 bhp @ 5900 rpm, Torque: 290.15 nm / 214.0 ft lbs @ 3500 rpm
  5. 2003 Lotus Elise 135R

    Engine: Rover K-Series Inline-4, Power: 100.7 kw / 135 bhp @ 6250 rpm, Torque: 171 nm / 126.1 ft lbs @ 4800 rpm

New Vehicles

Hyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UKHyundai i30 N Line starts at £21,255 in UK
After a long wait, Hyundai is finally making the most of its new N Performance division. The South-Korean manufacturer has officially announced the pricing ...

Concept Cars

Skoda Mountiaq Concept announcedSkoda Mountiaq Concept announced
Once a year, Skoda is allowing its students to create a concept that will be showed at the Worthersee gathering. The sixth ŠKODA Student Car is a spectacular ...

Custom Cars

ABT Cupra Ateca offers more powerABT Cupra Ateca offers more power
Just introduced on the market during this fall, the new Cupra Ateca already benefits from a tuning package created by a german tuner. It is well known ...

Future Cars

Deutsche Post and Ford to develop an electric vanDeutsche Post and Ford to develop an electric van
We see more and more electric vehicles, so it is no wonder that even big companies, that have no connection with automotive industries, tend to develop ...

Market News

Seat reaches record sales in 2017Seat reaches record sales in 2017
Since it managed to save itself from bankruptcy, Seat enjoys more and more sales every year. 2017 was no exception. The Spanish carmaker delivered a total ...

Gadgets

Ford and Lyft join forces for autonomous drivingFord and Lyft join forces for autonomous driving
Ford is one of the leading companies when it comes to autonomous driving technology. To go even further in developing self driving cars, the Blue Oval ...

Various News

Bentley introduces anniversary furnitureBentley introduces anniversary furniture
This year is very important for Bentley, who celebrates its centenary with a whole range of new models. But not only cars help the Crewe manufacturer ...

Motorsports

Subaru Crosstrek Desert Racer to debut in Baja 500Subaru Crosstrek Desert Racer to debut in Baja 500
Subaru has a long tradition when it comes to off-road races. So it is now surprise that Subaru of America announced upport of the Subaru Crosstrek Desert ...

Videos

Ford has made a self-braking shopping cartFord has made a self-braking shopping cart
This is not the first time when Ford is developing some extra-stuff which are not close related to cars. On this time of the year, when the Easter is ...